ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Conservative speaker Ben Shapiro appeared at the University of Minnesota for another in a series of talks aimed at spreading conservative ideas on campus.
Raised barricades and police vehicles blocked the streets leading up to a university student center as officers stood guard, checking bags while visitors poured into the venue Monday evening in St. Paul.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: UK Variant Outbreak Linked To Youth Sports In Carver County, Officials Recommend 2-Week Pause
The speech attracted about 40 protesters who waved signs and chanted “racist speakers have to go” and “Ben Shapiro has got to go.”
A university spokesman said police made no arrests after the event.READ MORE: More Than 1 Million Wisconsin Residents Have Been Vaccinated
Young America’s Foundation, the event’s organizer, had threatened legal action against the university because of the speech’s placement away from the main campus.
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